Writers up for awards during Derbyshire Literature Festival

A talented writer could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 in a competition.

The trustees of the East Midlands Book Award have announced the shortlist for the best book published by an East Midlands writer in 2011.

The winner will be announced during the Derbyshire Literature Festival, at Haddon Hall on Thursday, May 24, and will receive a cheque for £1000.

This year’s East Midlands Book Award is sponsored and supported by Gardners Books Services and Haddon Hall, Derbyshire.